Secular Alcoholics Anonymous Groups in Toronto Have Been Kicked Out of AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is a religious organization. We’ve known that for a long time. These are the infamous “Twelve Steps” (PDF) you must overcome to cure yourself of alcoholism, according to AA (emphases theirs): We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a Power greater than [Read More…]

This Is How People React to Atheist Soldiers?

How hard is it to be an atheist soldier? Even at a Memorial Day parade, they can’t get respect… Thesaintsrevenge was among other Foxhole Atheists marching in the Annville Memorial Day Parade 2011 in Pennsylvania. The PA Nonbelievers were there. So was Jason Torpy of the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF). And some [Read More…]

Prayer at a Public School Graduation in Texas

After all the graduation prayer chaos of the past few weeks, you would hope everyone learned their lesson: Graduation ceremonies are not a substitute for church. School officials can’t say a prayer. Individuals students may reference god in their speeches, but they shouldn’t be giving sermons or leading everyone in the Lord’s Prayer. It’s one [Read More…]

Introducing the Atheist Community of Tulsa

Sweet — the Atheist Community of Tulsa created this nicely-produced video to promote their group! It features a lot of the same awesome people who took part in the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Out of the Closet” campaign in that area. Not sure where they plan on airing this video, but it definitely looks inviting. [Read More…]

‘They Look Just Like the Rest of Us…’

Ted Burnham created a fun little mockumentary about Skeptics for a class at the University of Colorado, featuring the Secular Students and Skeptics Society. The video answers those burning questions: “What is a Skeptic?” “How are they distinguished from other humans?” and “Why do they ask so many questions?” (via Bad Astronomy) [Read more…]